Tape Recorders??? - page 2

I was wondering, if any of you have recorded lectures to help you learn...does it help, and if so do you have any suggestions of a good voice recorder I could purchase?... Read More

  1. by   PsychNurseWannaBe
    Ummm... do your instructors know you are recording? In our university system setting you are not allowed to record unless you have something from the dean of students or permission from the instructor. They have guidelines of when you can have it on and off. For example... (with us) you must shut it off if a student is speaking.... you have no right to record another's voice/question. I know.... what you are all thinking... but you might want to find out. No one records in our lectures.
  2. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from PsychNurseWannaBe
    Ummm... do your instructors know you are recording? In our university system setting you are not allowed to record unless you have something from the dean of students or permission from the instructor. They have guidelines of when you can have it on and off. For example... (with us) you must shut it off if a student is speaking.... you have no right to record another's voice/question. I know.... what you are all thinking... but you might want to find out. No one records in our lectures.
    It is important to make sure you have permission. My school doesn't have a policy on it, so I just ask each of my proffessors at the begining of the term.

    Peace,
    Cathie
  3. by   KEVO05
    Our school doesn't care either way, if you have just put it in your bag while it records and don't make a big deal about it, and no one will care. Alot of people use their cell phones, so that is what the problem was.
  4. by   MUCHO MACHO MURSE
    Quote from mystiqx
    I use to have a clunky tape recorder back in the day of undergrad (jeez like 10 yrs ago now i think.) Once i decided to go back to school and did pre-reqs i invested in a digital voice recorder.
    Like other posters have said, go digital. My model is the Olympus Digital Voice Recorder WS-100.
    Whats neat about it is, its tiny, It has folders, so you can tape multiple things through out the day and organize them in those folders (of course there is a limit on how many hours you can record, it depends on the settings though). What I also love about it, is that when i get home i litterally pull it completely apart (in half!) and it becomes a USB stick to fit into the USB port of my laptop. Once my laptop recognises it (takes seconds) all of my recordings upload to laptop and then i just switch them over to itunes and load them on my ipod and presto! The only thing you would have to maintain is the battery which is a AAA battery i think.
    I know thats a mouthful, but uploading info to laptop and then to itunes takes seconds. It cost me around $80 at RadioShack here in NYC. I bought this maybe 2 years ago now, and I am sure they have upgraded models, or maybe the model i have is much cheaper.

    P.S: I know 80 smackers sounds like alot, but ive seen other people in my class with cheaper models and they have very little recording hours and they end up taping half of the lecture, think of it as an investment.


    Good luck on your selection
    ~M
    I hated the olympus. The sound quality was not good for me. I found that a DELL DJ works great and you download it into your computer as well. I will sit with that thing for hours and type out word for word the lecture. Excellent grades. I also have other students contribute their notes to me and I give them transcriptions in return. It's a huge amount of work but you learn as you type and I can now type about 80 wpm.
  5. by   firstaiddave907
    Quote from mystiqx
    I use to have a clunky tape recorder back in the day of undergrad (jeez like 10 yrs ago now i think.) Once i decided to go back to school and did pre-reqs i invested in a digital voice recorder.
    Like other posters have said, go digital. My model is the Olympus Digital Voice Recorder WS-100.
    Whats neat about it is, its tiny, It has folders, so you can tape multiple things through out the day and organize them in those folders (of course there is a limit on how many hours you can record, it depends on the settings though). What I also love about it, is that when i get home i litterally pull it completely apart (in half!) and it becomes a USB stick to fit into the USB port of my laptop. Once my laptop recognises it (takes seconds) all of my recordings upload to laptop and then i just switch them over to itunes and load them on my ipod and presto! The only thing you would have to maintain is the battery which is a AAA battery i think.
    I know thats a mouthful, but uploading info to laptop and then to itunes takes seconds. It cost me around $80 at RadioShack here in NYC. I bought this maybe 2 years ago now, and I am sure they have upgraded models, or maybe the model i have is much cheaper.

    P.S: I know 80 smackers sounds like alot, but ive seen other people in my class with cheaper models and they have very little recording hours and they end up taping half of the lecture, think of it as an investment.


    Good luck on your selection
    ~M
    I dont have that exact one but i do have an olympus digital tape recorder and it works great olympus puts out some very good products.

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